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  • A Hearing Device, Guaranteed to Miss Nothing in under Five Metres 1 week ago Age-related problems: losing some of that fine conversation that buzzes around me in a public place. Perhaps it runs in the family. My Great Grand-mother was famously deaf. She used an ear-trumpet to listen in to interesting bits of conversation and would reputedly swivel it away from boors...
  • Political Talk 2 weeks ago An article written by me in Spanish, which appeared in El Indalico here, touched on the two subjects of how the foreign population has been sidetracked from gaining any employment in our town's public sector (town hall, police and so on) despite our majority in this evidently multi-ethnic...
  • News, Mines and Industry. 2 weeks ago Of course there have been lots of different newspapers produced in Almería in the last hundred and fifty years - here's one from Bédar from 1896 which 'defends those who represent the Spanish mining industry'. Bédar was an important mining town a hundred years ago, and I remember traces of the...
  • El Cortijo del Fraile 3 weeks ago I took a drive through Rodalquilar, the urbanisation and the old gold mines behind it, and climbed a raw graveled road several kilometres into the hinterlands of the Cabo de Gata/Nijar natural park. Eventually the track took me to the scene of 'Bodas de Sangre', Lorca's celebrated play set in...
  • The Web-Edition 3 weeks ago How to make money of your Internet news edition?All newspapers want to make some extra dosh off the web-edition, and they want a high volume of visitors at the same time. But by making it hard to read, or copy, or share, or find... they will evidently lose volume, readership and advertising income.... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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07:19 AM January 10, 2013

Long-time blog written by someone who really knows (and likes) Spain. Humorous and informative

Geoff Barlow
20:45 PM September 23, 2014

Always worth reading. Interesting, informative and often uplifting.

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